Giant Pets is complete!
Working at a fast pace to complete Giant Pets before the heavy winter rains of Vancouver, this 1,200 square foot mural took roughly three weeks to paint. We still had to quit throughout the days due to heavy rains and showers.
Picture Perfect for the BCSPCA
During September of 2018, the City of Vancouver awarded me the Mural Support Program to facilitate the painting on a wall with heavy graffiti. The wall – now coated with a protective anti-graffiti coat – is located at 1227 East 7th Avenue in Vancouver, and next to the BCSPCA, our animal rescue and shelter. The wall ranges from 6 feet (mouse) to 12 feet (dog, bunny, cat and ferret) in height.
The Concept of the Work
Stylized Patterning on the Animals
The stylized pattern on the animals’ bodies references quilting and quilting bees, a social gathering where – typically – women gather for artistic expression. This communal activity of the quilting bee parallels the community effort required to care for our animal friends.
The Blue Background Has Meaning
The background blue references China Creek flowing underground.